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At last the EU is starting to realize that its visa policy is hurting potential tourism revenue – but not for the reasons that they claim. On November 7th, last week, the charming and ebullient European Commission Member, Cecelia Malström gave a press conference with her colleague, EC Vice-President Antonio Tajani. The subject of the… » read more

Posted by Gregory Barton

The Appeal Process is a Sham

Applicants for a Schengen visa whose applications are refused are, by law, entitled to appeal the decision. But there is no information to guide the applicant in an appeal. The stated reasons for refusal are so vague that the applicant can only guess at the true reason for refusal. In the case of France, the… » read more

Posted by Gregory Barton

  I live in Thailand. Last summer I decided to take my wife and two-year old son to France for a holiday. I invited another couple to join us, Martin and Helen, both in their fifties. My wife wanted to take her favourite cousin, Nangnoy, a young woman of twenty one, a student at a… » read more

Posted by Gregory Barton